Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in Hume City is forecast to grow from 58,324 in 2011 to 94,640 in 2026, with the average household size falling from 3.10 to 3.04 by 2026.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Hume City. The period 2011 to 2026, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.
It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.
|Forecast population, households and dwellings|
|Hume City||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||28,258||39,365||34,682||31,443||28,141||26,085|
|Average annual change||--||3.05%||3.62%||2.72%||2.18%||1.76%||1.51%|
|Average household size||3.10||3.09||3.07||3.04||3.01||2.98||2.95|
|Population in non private dwellings||927||1,037||1,202||1,577||1,724||2,001||2,001|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||95.96||96.17||95.86||95.59||95.38||95.28||95.30|
Population and household forecasts, 2011 to 2041, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, June 2017.
In 2011, the total population of Hume City was estimated to be 174,292 people. It is expected to increase by over 102,000 people to 276,597 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 3.13%. This is based on an increase of over 34,500 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 3.10 to 3.04 by 2026.